Richard Story  


MIAMI NIGHTS by Richard Story

September 2020 - MIAMI NIGHTS

About the Image(s)

CANON 5D MKIV
24-70 MM
24 MM
F/18
25 SEC
ISO 100

THIS WAS MULTIPLE OF NINE IMAGES, 3 FOR THE LEFT,3 FOR THE MIDDLE, AND 3 FOR THE RIGHT.
THE REASON FOR 3 EACH WAS THAT THE PASSING CLOUDS WERE VERY SMALL, AS THEY PICKED UP JUST A SMALL AMOUNT THE RED REFLECTION FROM A BUILD FACADE LOCATED BEHIND THE BUILDING ON THE LEFT.
I HAD TO WAIT FOR A CLOUD TO COME BY AND THEN EXPOSE IT, FIRST I MERGED THE 3 IMAGES IN PS AFTER DOING ALL THREE SECTIONS REOPENED THOSE 3 IN LR AS A PANO.
THEN IN LR DID SOME ADJUSTMENTS, SPOT HEALED SOME SMALL DISTRACTIONS.STRAIGHTENED THE BUILDING WITH LR TRANSFORM TOOL AS BEST AS I COULD, WITHOUT HAVE TO CROP AWAY TO MUCH OF THE SCENE.
ANY BETTER IDEAS??


11 comments posted




Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
This is such a striking image. I love the elevated road leading into the city on the left side. The vibrant colors add interest and really draw my eye into the image to see what's happening. I like how the palm tree fits into the sky above the buildings on the right. It looks nice and sharp and so well balanced, nicely composed.
The only suggestion I can think of would be to use a tilt/shift lens to try for vertical buildings.   Posted: 09/06/2020 16:50:33
Richard Story   Richard Story
DIANNE,
I TOTALLY AGREE ON THE TILT/SHIFT LENS.
OHH CAN I GET A LOAN LOL.

BUT THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS   Posted: 09/06/2020 17:23:16



Emmy Denton   Emmy Denton
Hi Richard,

Well composed image. I like that you waited for clouds as they add a lot of interest to the sky in the image. A wide angle lense is hard to handle - the film plane has to be perfectly vertical to remove the keystoning effect. I heard you can straighten out an image using photoshop transform tool by setting a fixed point let's say the middle of the image and then dragging one if the corners. I haven't tried it myself. I don't mind the image as is.   Posted: 09/07/2020 05:09:48
Richard Story   Richard Story
EMMY
YES THIS IMAGE WAS WORK IN LR WITH THE TRANSFORM TOOL. I CAN GET IT A LITTLE STRAIGHTER, BUT IT STARTS CROPPING TO MUCH OFF THE RIGHT AND LEFT BOTTOM, AND CONTENT AWARE DIDN'T WORK WELL.
ALL I CAN DO IS RETURN AND SHOOT A WIDER PAN.
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS WAIT FOR SMALL CLOUDS, FAIR WEATHER, AND THE NIGHT THEY USE RED LIGHTS (BUT I'LL TAKE WHAT THEY GIVE ME) CO-VID TO GO AWAY, AND LET ME TRY AGAIN.
AND I WILL !!!   Posted: 09/07/2020 17:48:25



Damon Williams   Damon Williams
This is a winner Richard. Your deliberateness in the technique is to be commended. And, I'll give you gold star for creativity in using the clouds to catch the color. Very creative and effective use of the elevated rail as a leading line. Kudos. Super crispy image.

The colors are kind of radical for me, but I think that's what you were going for anyway so good on you. Besides, they do kind of evoke something about Miami don't they?   Posted: 09/07/2020 20:09:59
Richard Story   Richard Story
YEAH ALWAYS MAKE ME THINK OF DON JOHNSON   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:40:06
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
You're killing' me Tubbs.   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:43:43



Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
This is delightfully dramatic and I love how you caught the color in the cloud. And the clouds are gorgeous and the pano stitching flawless. I don't particularly like the under part of bridge top left so just for fun I did some straightening and then cloning.   Posted: 09/08/2020 14:25:41
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Richard Story   Richard Story
NOT BAD,
NOW I'LL HAVE TO GO BACK AND TRY AGAIN,
AND PARKING IS A B....(BEAR)
THANKS   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:38:43



Bernie Groome   Bernie Groome
This is an excellent picture. In my limited experience, I just don't see a practical way to improve on it. It sure gives me a feel for the city at night.   Posted: 09/10/2020 09:37:23
Richard Story   Richard Story
THANKS BERNIE,
BELIEVE ME THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM TO IMPROVE,
I'M SURE YOU HAVE A LOT OF IMAGES YOU WANT TO GO BACK AND RECAPTURE WITH WHAT EVER NEW KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE LEARNED...SAME WITH ME
THANKS   Posted: 09/11/2020 19:43:05



 

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